Unfortunately, due to an insufficient number of overall submissions, we have decided to cancel this year’s event. We are disappointed to have to do so, especially given the energy and time students have invested so far. We hope to resume hosting the event next year with renewed interest.


The graduate showcase is a chance to highlight your work to the wider university community and practice your presentation skills. The format is primarily as a poster, but other formats are accepted including a display or performance. Tables and electrical power can be made available. Items in the showcase will be entered into the judging competition. See below for the judging criteria. Submissions require a 150-word abstract.

The maximum size for posters is 42" tall x 48" wide. This OSU template is available for free. You can print your poster for free by contacting Student Media Services at the Valley Library.

Dates and Schedule

February 12, 3 to 4 p.m. Bring your questions to our information session and get Showcase details. Learn more.

More details to come.


January 29 to March 30, 2018


Judging criteria

Poster are judged on a five-point scale in the following categories:

  • Communication – The author talks about their work in a comfortable, professional and engaging manner.
  • Scholarly merit – The poster is well organized and effectively supports the research argument or objective. Conclusions are logical and based on results. The author attempts to tie findings into a larger discipline or society. 
  • Visual – The display is visually engaging, attractive, and easy to read.

Displays and performance pieces are judged separately from the posters. 


  • First place - $100
  • Second place - $75
  • Third place - $50